Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ivy's Gotcha Day!

Gotcha Day- The day you go to court to finalize your adoption. This was 4 years ago today, going to court to adopt Ivy Emma Elisabeth Elliott.Ashley Kostjuk came with us to take pictures.
Ivy with her stuffed animal from the Judge.
Mommy crying on the way home looking at her favorite girl.
The "official" Elliott family.

I never knew how much this day was really going to mean. By this time I knew that Ivy was going to be ours but to hear the Judge really say it brought tears to our eyes. I mean it when I say that there is no one like Ivy. She is one of a kind. These have been the best 4 years of my life.
I asked Ivy if she wanted to spend the day at Disneyland today to celebrate. She said ,"Mom you know that our Gotcha place is Chuck E. Cheese with my friends." So we are going to squezze it in before AWANA. I'm glad to do it. Love you my big girl!


  1. Kelli! That pic of you crying is precious. full of emotion! Love it and happy you got your girl on this day!

  2. I can't believe how old Ivy looks! From one adoptive mom to another, I'm so incredibly happy for you guys. You have such the perfect little family and I hope you guys have SO MUCH FUN celebrating this special day!!!